Tag: Vessels

Cups that Cheered: Bell Beakers and Alcohol in Bronze Age Europe

Evidence for fermented beverages in Bronze Age Beaker pots is limited. But this overview will show that Beakers were indeed used for alcohol in libations and during social occasions.

Elisa Guerra-Doce

4 April 2023

Roman Wine in a Cambridgeshire Grave

A chance discovery of a grave led to the most important Iron Age find in Cambridgeshire for years. Discover more about wine amphorae, grave goods, and what they can tell us about Iron Age Europe.

Caitlin Brooker

14 March 2023

Dragons, Monk’s Caps, and Butter Tea: The Duomuhu

What can drinking vessels tell us about historical changes and relationships? I explore the trajectory of one such vessel, a 多穆壶 (duomuhu), and what it tells us about the politics of the Chinese Empire.

Rui En Pok (Rae)

7 March 2023

Fancy a drink? Chicha: An Ancient Maize-Based Fermented Brew

In the pre-Columbian world, chicha (a maize brew) was a prominent alcoholic beverage. I search the collections at MAA for maize-related objects and speculate their relationship to this ancient brew.

Jimena Lobo Guerrero Arenas

6 December 2022

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